This post was written by Angelo on March 21, 2012
While we are getting geared up for next weekend’s Ladies of Lagers and Ales tastival, next weekend at Saraveza, we look back over the past weekend and remember an amazing flavorsome celebration of another group of females – hops.
You see, hops are the female flower clusters, or strobiles, of the hop species, Humulus lupulus. At this time of year, the herbaceous perennials are reaching to high heaven, and just recently, if you’ve observed your bines, you may have noticed the flowering finger-like fruits beginning to form spicy cones.
Saraveza’s 2nd Annual IIPA Fest took place on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17, and was a celebration of the most regal, magisterial, and potent of all hoppy beers. Ah, the Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) – bigger and bolder, and often more bitter than its already amplified parent. Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on July 18, 2011
Hood River, Or – Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are named for the multitudes of cascading waters that rush from their glacial peaks. Oregon’s rushing rivers, cascading streams and thundering waterfalls all flow through the deep forests and rolling foothills. It is from these epic elevations that every batch of Full Sail beer sources its water. Full Sail’s new Brewmaster Reserve release, Elevation Imperial IPA, is brewed to celebrate these snow-capped mountains and their bounty of pristine, crystal clear water.
This Imperial IPA’s full malt body is elevated by the richness of hop flavor and bitterness. Generous amounts of Read More…
This post was written by admin on May 25, 2011
This Tuesday, Burnside Brewing Company releases their latest brew. Alter Ego is an Imperial IPA with a clean silky malt presence and is loaded with hop flavor and aroma from additions of Galena, Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, and Amarillo hops. This beer is the eighth release thus far by Burnside and clocks in at a hefty 7.98% ABV, 99.5 IBU.
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This post was written by Angelo on May 9, 2011
Great Divide will be in the house with Oak Aged Draft offerings a plenty,
All the Yetis will be present ,Oak Aged, Espresso Oak Aged , Chocolate Oak Aged, and the Grand Daddy of them all Great Divide Brewing’s 17th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA!!
This post was written by admin on May 5, 2011
When Brewpublic visited Colorado in November of last year, we fulfilled a lifelong goal of visiting all the breweries in Fort Collins (FC). A fun little college town with a lot going on beerwise, FC is perhaps known best for New Belgium, the country’s third largest craft brewery. In the shadow of this Goliath resides one of the country’s most innovative breweries, Odell.
Odell has been profound and prolific in the production of one-off and unharnessed beer styles. Their Brett Porter Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on April 28, 2011
UPDATE: This takes place Friday, March 25th, beginning at 4pm. This post didn’t mention that originally, but like all events, this is also in our events calendar.
Hoppy beers are some of our favorites here in the Pacific Northwest, and this is quite understandable considering we are the top growers of bittering lupulin cones. Roscoe’s Pub, a favorite amongst craft beer hunting puddlejumpers in Portland, is rekindling our enthusiasm for boldly bitter and zestfully aromatic brews. In line with their monthly themed beer events, referred to as “summits,” Roscoe’s breaks out an impressive lineup of India Pale Ales and their imperial brethren.
Featured at this year’s IPA Summit, owners Quyen Li and Jeremy Lewis have compiled a noteworthy array including Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on March 24, 2011
Alaskan Brewing is rounding out its inaugural year of limited edition Pilot Series releases with its first-ever bottled release of Alaskan Imperial IPA. This big and hoppy brew releases on draft and in 22 ounce bottles in early March in the 10 western states.
First brewed as part of Alaskan’s Rough Draft series of experimental draft only brews, this imperial IPA is better known to draft fans in Alaska as “Alaskan XTRATUF® IPA.” The brew owes its original namesake to the iconic brown, neoprene XTRATUF boots, which are a springtime footwear staple everywhere from fishing boats to formal affairs in coastal Alaska and in brewhouses across the country. Alaskan Imperial IPA features the robust flavors of Pacific Northwest hops over a sturdy malt body, and as the name suggests, the same “XTRATUF” qualities as these “Alaska Sneakers.”
“It’s a continuation of our focus on balance and complexity,” says production assistant Brian Ross of Alaskan’s new Imperial IPA release. “We didn’t want to just focus on one hop varietal. The balance between the three big flavors – northwest hops, malt and alcohol – is almost seductive, making it a surprisingly fresh and drinkable brew.”
Alaskan Imperial IPA is richly gold in color with the aroma of tangerine, lychee and other citrus over the toasted sweetness of crystal malt. The deep green flavors of Chinook and Amarillo hops partner with the fresh bitterness of Centennials for a complex hop profile.
Other members of the specialty Pilot Series include Read More…
This post was written by Angelo on February 28, 2011